Brian Chelin: Murrumbidgee River, Cooma Water Treatment Plant
Bottle number: 55
About the water
Collected at: Murrumbidgee River, Cooma Water Treatment Plant (intake structure), Cooma, NSW
Cooma water treatment plant.
Collected by: Brian Peter Chelin
I am the water and wastewater technician at the water treatment plant.
During the summer months, the turbidity can increase to 1000NTU.
ACT Waterwatch says:
This is a pretty sweet spot, and generally used in the region as the 'ideal'.
About the site
Cooma is 8km south of 'Mittagang Crossing' on the Murrumbidgee River from where Cooma draws its water.
What's going on:
We are in a farming area. During the summer months, the water quality changes dramatically. Habitat to the platypus, also used for fishing and swimming. Water is drawn from the river at this site to be purified for drinking water for the town of Cooma; population about 9000.Monitoring the raw water quality and purifying the water for human consumption.